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Salt River Fields offering drive-in movies
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Salt River Fields offering drive-in movies

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By Christina Fuoco-Karasinski Tribune Staff Writer Scottsdale Airpark-based R Entertainment is promising to “adapt and overcome” during the COVID-19 pandemic. Instead of throwing events with elbow-to-elbow crowds, R...
Reserve your playtime as Mesa slowly reopens
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Reserve your playtime as Mesa slowly reopens

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By Jim Walsh Tribune Staff Writer Mesa will gradually put its toe into the water when reopening recreational facilities so that residents eventually can dive into pools and use some park facilities on a limited basis in June....
Tubing season begins under social distancing
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Tubing season begins under social distancing

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By Jim Walsh Tribune Staff Writer For about a month, tubers, boaters and others seeking to cool down on nearly 100-degrees days flouted Gov. Doug Ducey’s stay-at-home order and Tonto National Forest’s parking restrictions....
Libertarians face opposition in ballot law fight
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Libertarians face opposition in ballot law fight

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By Howard Fischer Capitol Media Services Secretary of State Katie Hobbs is urging the U.S. Supreme Court to swat down a last-ditch effort by the Arizona Libertarian Party to make it easier to put its candidates on the general...
Court ruling likely kills some initiative drives
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Court ruling likely kills some initiative drives

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By Howard Fischer Capitol Media Services Arizona groups still trying to put measure on the November ballot are going to have to try to get needed signatures the old-fashioned face-to-face way despite the COVID-19 outbreak. In a...
Even swimming will be different when pools reopen
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Even swimming will be different when pools reopen

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TRIBUNE NEWS STAFF It’s not easy running a swim school these days. For one thing, pools have been on lockdown, along with most businesses in Arizona, since March. Worse, as temperatures rise and school closures make pools at...
Downtown concert hall hope ends on sour note
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Downtown concert hall hope ends on sour note

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By Gary Nelson, Tribune Contributor Plans for a world-class concert hall and music-education campus in downtown Mesa have taken a major detour after a city panel cleared the way for commercial-residential project on the site. The...
Prepared food now part of Feeding Mesa effort
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Prepared food now part of Feeding Mesa effort

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By Jim Walsh Tribune Staff Writer The Mesa Cares meal card concept quickly met its demise, but the hungry in Mesa will still get thousands of free prepared meals and an expanded availability of food boxes. Built heavily around...
Mesa begins reopening amid questions, concerns
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Mesa begins reopening amid questions, concerns

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By Zach Alvira, Tribune Staff Writer As restaurants across Mesa and the East Valley prepare to open their doors to dine-in customers for the first time since March, some uncertainty remains among owners and managers. Meanwhile,...
Mesa businesses can start seeking aid Monday
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Mesa businesses can start seeking aid Monday

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By Jim Walsh Tribune Staff Writer Mesa small businesses can start applying tomorrow, May 11, for grants intended to help them survive the shutdown ordered to slow the spread from the deadly COVID-19 virus. Businesses will have to...